Dry Tortugas National Park

Aerial view of Fort Jefferson on Garden Key at Dry Tortugas National Park Picture by NPS
Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas NP photo by NPS.

Dry Tortugas National Park includes Fort Jefferson which was built from 1846 to 1866 to help control the Florida Straits. It is the largest all-masonry fortification in the Western world. The bird refuge and marine life are notable features of the park. Snorkeling, birdwatching and enjoying Fort Jefferson are some of the highlights of a trip to the Dry Tortugas.

Dry Tortugas NP was proclaimed Fort Jefferson National Monument January 4, 1935 by President Franklin Roosevelt; and renamed and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park on October 26, 1992

Total Acreage: 64,701, Federal: 61,481, Nonfederal: 3,220, Land area: 39.

Dry Tortugas National Park is located in the Florida Keys about 70 miles south of Key West.

Dry Tortugas National Park – NPS.gov Official Site

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